- Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:18
A report in The National says that all British nuclear submarines will be based in Scotland from 2020. We are already the unwilling host of all the nuclear-armed submarines. The nuclear-powered but conventionally-armed submarines HMS Triumph and HMS Talent will move from Plymouth to Faslane by 2020. The UK government is also planning to base its future nuclear-armed vessels, the Trident Replacement, at Faslane from 2028.
- Published on Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:59
The Ministry of Defence have ordered missile tubes for new nuclear-armed submarines, Rob Edwards reveals in an article in the Sunday Herald. £37 million is being spent on the first 12 missile tubes, part of a total order for 48 tubes for 4 submarines. This preempts the decision on how many submarines Britain will build, which is not due to be taken by the House of Commons until 2016.
- Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:59
Interviewed by Sarah Smith on Scotland 2014, the three candidates for leadership of the Scottish Labour Party set out their positions on nuclear disarmament. Sarah Boyack said that she opposed Trident replacement, but the decision was up to Ed Miliband. Jim Murphy argued for retaining Trident and Neil Findlay called for nuclear disarmament.
BBC Iplayer (from 29:20)
- Published on Friday, 07 November 2014 11:33
The candidates for leadership of the Scottish Labour party have clearly different views on Trident. Jim Murphy is an active supporter of the British nuclear weapons' programme. Neil Findlay and Katy Clark are both campaigners for nuclear disarmament.
- Published on Friday, 31 October 2014 15:13
Submission to the Smith Commission from Scottish CND
The Scottish Parliament should be given the power to prohibit the deployment of nuclear weapons in Scotland.
In 1996 the International Court of Justice gave an advisory opinion which said,
“the threat or use of nuclear weapons would generally be contrary to the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, and in particular the principles and rules of humanitarian law”.
- Published on Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:52
After the referendum: how can we get rid of nuclear weapons?
Scottish CND conference and Annual General Meeting
Sunday 23 November 2014, 10.30, Partick Burgh Hall, 9 Burgh Hall St, Glasgow, G11 5LW
Scottish CND supported the Yes campaign during the referendum. The vote showed increased support for independence, but not a majority. Trident was a key issue in the debate. It will continue to be on the agenda, with the £100 billion Trident replacement decision due to be made in 2016, a general election in 2015 and a Scottish Parliament election in 2016.
This conference will be an important opportunity for people with a range of opinions to come together and discuss how to take forward the campaign for nuclear disarmament in Scotland.
- Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 13:24
"Despite the referendum results we are proud to have been part of the dynamic and creative movement for Yes. A large number of people are disappointed that there their hopes of creating a nuclear-free independent Scotland were dashed. However, the energy of the Yes campaign has given new life to our struggle to remove Trident from Scotland and there has been heightened interest in the cost and risk of basing nuclear weapons on the Clyde. We know that opposition to Trident is even stronger than support for independence. Over the coming weeks we will be considering how best to take forward our campaign to rid this land and the world of nuclear weapons." - Arthur West, Chair of SCND